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Jon Olsson’s collection of exotics isn’t your average set of cars. Modified to the extreme in some cases, Olsson also puts his exotics to use in all weather conditions.
Jon Olsson is no stranger to exotic cars. His Rebellion R1k Ultima GTR is one of the most amazing pieces of machinery ever built but the professional freeskier and alpine ski racer was still seeking the ultimate daily driver.
It looks like he found it in his custom Lamborghini Gallardo Ski Transporter.
Olsson recently took the versatile Gallardo over 13,050 miles through nine countries in just four months. And that isn’t just open roads full of freeways, the Gallardo traversed through the Alps from one ski event to another. Photos were taken of the journey, where the Gallardo looked right at home on the shores of Monaco and admittedly looked out of place covered in snow out in the Swiss village of Verbier.
Nonetheless, it proved that Italian exotics could be functional and that the custom ski box sitting its roof wasn’t purely for show. Olsson used it to its full advantage, carrying plenty of skiing equipment from one location to the next.
Now that’s what we call awesome. Some Gallardo owners won’t even put that many miles on their car in its lifetime; never mind in four months.
GALLERY: Jon Olsson Lamborghini Gallardo Ski Transporter
It may have taken Lamborghini almost 10 years to produce its 12,000th Gallardo, but the milestone for the exotic Italian automaker is one worth celebrating. Given its exclusivity, prestige, and price tag, it’s remarkable to think that 12,000 Gallardos are out there on the road today.
Just to compare, the Murcielago in its ten-year production run sold merely 4,099 cars – which is understandable considering how much more it costs than the smaller Gallardo. But nonetheless, we’ve seen some remarkable special edition models over the years including the Gallardo Trofeo Stradale, the LP550-2 Spyder, and the LP560-4 Bicolore.
The current-generation Gallardo first entered production back in 2003 and Lamborghini is expected to replace the model soon. The exotic Italian automaker even went so far as to hint at the car’s successor when they announced the 12,000th Gallardo, tweeting “Ready for what comes next?” Unfortunately that’s all they teased, but we really expect Lamborghini to break some news this year on the Gallardo successor.
GALLERY: Gallardo Trofeo Stradale
Many of usl dream of owning an Italian exotic like the Ferrari 458 Italia or Lamborghini Gallardo, but sometimes desperation causes us to get our hands on whatever we can, in whatever form we can. That’s where this awesome wooden Lamborghini Gallardo comes into play.
This handmade wooden Lamborghini Gallardo replica is out in Latvia, but the sellers are willing to ship it worldwide and currently has a starting bid of around $2,400. The eBay auction listing states that it was made at the factory of Arbo Ltd. and is constructed out of a wooden material called DendroLight. A quick peek around the Arbo website shows that they specialize in wooden windows and doors – not car replicas, in case anyone was wondering.
We love the description though, which calls the Gallardo a wooden car in very good condition, constructed in the year 2011. There are no doors, so the windshield is a bit lifted up to make it easier to step into the car. It has front and rear lights, turn signals and a horn. The best part? It’s a two-human powered car, a la pedal boat style. Funniest of all is the bullet point for the description? “Chicks magnet.” No doubt.
GALLERY: Wooden Lamborghini Gallardo
Nothing probably irks us more than a bunch of people driving recklessly on the highway, but seeing a fleet of Lamborghinis doing it really makes us shake our heads. From the moment the video starts rolling, we’re anticipating disaster and of course it doesn’t fail to deliver.
It appears that this high speed freeway run took place out in Taiwan, and we don’t feel sorry one bit for the owner considering how many people these drivers also put at risk. Nonetheless, the Gallardo loses control and wrecks on the freeway causing quite a bit of damage to its front end and possibly more. Hopefully no one was hurt in the making of this video.
Watch the video after the break.